Once upon a time we used to have Caption Contests here. Finding this Tercel wagon with a “TRD” sticker in this locale rather begs for another.
Ralph, TRD stands for Toilet Regulation Department
Presaging what was to be, and attested by this one’s continued existence here: Total Reduction of Detroit.
The Toyota: Total Road Dominance
The matching outhouse – Tan Receptacle for Defication
I love the fact that the two TRDs are roughly the same shape and color. (Which could indicate an iron deficiency?) Which I would prefer to spend time in would depend upon the needs of the moment.
And if we are trying to get a caption thing going, here’s my attempt:
“After more bungled attempts than he was willing to admit, Bob finally got it right: the TRD goes outside for the Toyota and inside for the other one.”
Citröen had a naming convention in the 80s which was engine size + trim/tune level Rx (for the BX – 14RE, 16RS, 19RD) then posher trim TRx (16TRS, 19TRS, 19TRD). To spare our blushes they rebadged the fancy diesel one the 19DTR for the British market.
“Shitty Shitty Box Box – Revenge of the TuRD” , coming soon to a theatre near you, rated BM…
“As Bob owned the only public toilet for miles, he could charge whatever he wanted.
He even placed an ATM machine next to it for convenience.”
Oh, What A Feeling! Toyota!
My favorite so far.
Just ‘Oh, What A Feeling!’ 🙂
Who could ask for anything more!?!?
One shitbox deserves another!
I love Toyotas, but you win by a mile!
C pillar matches width of utility pole
Based on personal and biased observation, I think these Tercel wagons have collectively done more miles on 4wd roads than anything with a factory-applied TRD badge.
I may be wrong, but I always thought that the AWD models of this Tercel wagon had a more obviously stepped roofline and a more…” ornate ” tailgate. And this example appears to be lacking both.
Yet something tells me this example may still have gone a few miles off paved roads.
They had 4wd badges. This one from Wikipedia looks exactly like that horrible thing I had.
There were a lot of these 4×4 Turdcel wagons on the road when I was growing up in Montana, or would that be TRDcel? I’m not quite sure…
Actually quite a capable car. They lacked a low range in the transfer case, but did have an extra low gear below normal 1st.
I am amazed they chose that acronym, all those years ago, and that they keep running with it.
But then, Chevy used the “SS” (Super Sports) acronym for decades, despite the Nazi association, and a big chunk of their customer base that actually fought against those bad guys.
It seems to work for Toyota and it worked for Chevy, so what do I know?
When a TRD Toyota does stupid stuff on the road, I get to call out at him, “what a turd”. I am easily amused by infantile humor, what can I say?
It’s a lifted grey blob with noisy tires and a strangled V-6 and super bright LEDs weaving through traffic! Is it a bird? A plane? A grounded alien space ship? No. It’s TURD BRO!
Toyota says, “Daddy, Is that you?”
I had an ’83 Tercel 4wd SR-5 in high school. It was pure garbage from bumper to bumper. I instantly regretted buying it and it got worse from there.
As it turned out, it was so unreliable that I mostly got to drive mom’s car in high school. It did try to kill me one day when it inexplicably locked into 4wd sending it out of control. Luckily I was going very slow but the POS tried to tip. Thank God it didn’t and I got it off the road and avoided a head on collision with a Laser or Talon or whatever rebadged Mitsubishi it was.
A true TuRD.
The appearance of an old Tercel wagon always conjures up images of not only Jesse Pinkman’s car, but the addition of the Porta-Potty is reminiscent of a scene in Breaking Bad when Pinkman was trying to get into a repair yard, climbed on top of a Porta-Potty, and subsequently fell through. As one might imagine, it was a rather ‘aromatic’ experience as he falls out of the structure covered in…stuff…
And here we have both in one shot.
“The 1985 Toyota Tercel Wagon. Now available with TuRD package. It’s why every Tercel Wagon comes standard with an ATM: because you never know when you may find yourself in that emergency situation where there may be a small fee required, on or off the road.”
The New Toyota Tercel with TRD Pack now includes an integral toilet roll holder.
Because you never know when you will need it.
A Tercel & Turdcell
Wilbur, “Don’t confuse the crap with the crapper.”
Here I sit, on the pooper,
So glad I didn’t buy, an Isuzu Trooper.
What kind of a phone booth is this? There isn’t even a telephone and the seat has a great big hole in it.
S*** brown and its inspiration.
I was driving along and saw a phone booth up ahead and pulled off to use it. It was the darndest phone booth I’d ever seen. There was no telephone anywhere in there. What there was was a bench that you could sit on to put your feet into a hole to soak them in some kind of blue water. That foot soaking hole had a fancy two piece lid on it. I took the liberty of taking that lid home for a souvenir. I split it into two pieces. I gave my wife the top cover to use for a bread board and we framed my picture with the other half.
Toyota’s research into defecation technology proved an evolutionary dead end unlike subsequent hybrid drivetrains
Billy wanted to be a Transformer more than anything…. too bad not everyone gets to be Optimus Prime.
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